Professional Development Workshop Series: Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy

Professional Development Workshop Series: Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy

Deadline to Apply: September 24, 2023

About the Study

The purpose of the study is to examine the efficacy of a professional development workshop designed to introduce faculty to the Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy. The model synthesizes prominent learning theories and is designed for teaching sustainability-related content to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Why Attend?

By participating in this workshop, you will gain valuable tools and approaches to empower your students to address real-world challenges and contribute positively to creating a sustainable future. Furthermore, networking with fellow faculty members will open up opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

Workshop Highlights

  • Understand the key components of the Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy through collaborative play, experiential learning, and reflection.
  • Explore practical strategies to incorporate sustainability principles into your courses. 
  • Facilitate discussions on creating learning experiences that prepare students for 21st century challenges and encourage them to become responsible global citizens.

Workshop Details

The study consists of two phases. Participation in phase one (fall) does not necessitate participation in phase two (spring). However, attending the phase 1 virtual workshop sessions is a required component of the study. 

Fall 2023 – Phase 1 Cohort Commitments

  • Pre-Workshop Survey (20 minutes) – 10/20/2023
  • Virtual Workshop Session 1 (3 hours) – 10/27/2023
  • Virtual Workshop Session 2 (3 hours) – 11/3/2023
  • Virtual Workshop Session 3 (3 hours) – 11/10/2023
  • Post-Workshop Survey (20 minutes) – 11/17/2023

This website provides further workshop and study details, expected time commitments, as well as additional resources.


If you are interested in participating in this professional development opportunity and research study, please complete this 5-minute demographic survey by 09/24/2023

To ensure an interactive and collaborative learning community, the workshop will be capped at fifteen participants, so you are encouraged to register early. Participants who complete the demographic survey can expect confirmation of their spot during the week of 09/29/2023.

Don’t hesitate to contact me, Jason Slipp (, if you have any questions or need further information.